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, which states congress shall make no respecting the establishment of a religion or prohibiting free exercise thereof. the supreme court in marsh v. chambers, 1983, upheld the constitutionality of legislative prayer. so i think it's pretty clear that our framers intended that there be a spiritual dimension to government and that the separation of church and state was referring to the establishment of a religion, of having an official state religion or governmental religion. and i don't think any, any lawmaker would want me to address any particular partisan issue. my position is non-partisan. every statement i have made in my intercession could apply to both sides of the aisle. i provide ministry in a political environment. so my prayers will reflect material related to government because that's what politics, that is what the political process is all about but it does not, it does not bring up my prayers. i deliberately avoid partisan issues of the i have never talked about immigration reform, i have never talked about same-sex marriage or pro-choice or pro-life or anything like tha
establishment of religion. >> that clause coming into play when a court makes the ruling from a small town in new york. >>> joining us with details is father jonathan morris. >> good morning. >> tell us, this is a big case because it's gone to the supreme court. >> huge. >> it has major implications about religion in our country. >> it's huge. >> it comes from greece, new york. >> it does. the small town in upstate, new york, had a tradition of once a month there would be a pastor that would come in and lead the city council in prayer. usually it was a christian pastor because the local community is predominantly christian, but then a couple of people complained. they were non-theists. another term for an atheist who said we should also be able to have somebody represent us. keep in mind what is prayer? prayer is talking to god. why a theist would want be to do that i'm not exactly sure. but at the base -- at the core of this case is whether or not in a public place, like a courtroom, like, for example, before a football game in kansas someplace, whether or not in that public institution w
to the inspector general for coming. it was a great religion. was a greatn -- it pleasure. great session. here.e a press conference the press could come forward. thank you very much. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> thank you. i'm from japan. korea, howl on north as inspector going back to pyongyang? on -- one question more question on [indiscernible] and investigating contaminated water? thank you. >> regarding the question of when iaea will go back to north korea, we do not know. in order to go back to north korea, we need basic political understanding and peace among the major stakeholders. based on the basic understanding , we can take action. you may recall that north korea is not a member of the iaea. has a reception for the country that is not a member, we need a vote from the board of governors. nevertheless, the iaea secretary is repaired to go back any time -- prepare to go back any time. we have a level of training -- maintained a level of training. when there is political agreement, we will seek the
forward to receive some of the ideas. we'll need them in this kind of world religion. as john mentioned, i recently returned from afghanistan where we spent a few days meeting with our commanders, our troops, president karzai. and the defense minister from brussels before he went to afghanistan. he feels that things have significantly improved and changed for the better during the last 10 years. i have been there perhaps 12 times or so. the staff later will tell me if it is really a 11 or 13. we've been there a lot. the changes are pretty striking especially in the last few years. that is not the impression the american people have. that, to me, is the obvious fact that things have changed and changed for the better in afghanistan. first of all, it's more secure. we and our allies have made a difference the growth, the strength of the afghan army and the police now which has grown in a much more capable and respected force including the local police, which has made a major difference particularly in the villages about anna stan -- villages of afghanistan. perhaps the most feared force are
if it is a single religion or single border. they carry bad ideas instead of flowers. al qaeda is a dirty wind that wants to spread worldwide. flowers to to carry expand them at the international level. request. it is not only about iraq. it is about all of the countries in the world that are suffering from terrorism.
was not the most brother. tahrir square have nothing to do with that kind of politics or with any kind of religion or any kind of ideology but it was young people texting each other, using the smart phones and the virtues of being able to text and tweet and connect with people that brought about another revolution. and the same thing is what started sure you. although syria was corrupted without the other interests and other forces. no leader in new in the world can afford to look away from huge populations of young people coming at us in unprecedented numbers. all of them in touch with their aspirations picked a different world is going to change politics as well as -- so what we're going to try to accomplish with two enormous and very high standard trading coach haitians that are underway right now is to raise the standards and raised the possibilities for people, the trans-pacific partnership which will integrate the region represents 40% of global trade, and if we can lock that in it will raise the standards around the world. when you link that to the transatlantic trade and investment partner
overlooked due to their ethnicity and religion. while conducting this review, the department discovered seven individuals who did not meet the exact criteria of the connelly mandated review but nevertheless were deserving of the medal of honor. this bill would allow them to be recognized with the nation's highest award of valor. it is important to note that none of these brave americans asked for this renewed consideration. it was through the advocacy and admiration of loved ones and those that served with them that led to this effort. for those brave americans who show such extraordinary heroism in defense of our lebrits, it's never too late to say thank you. mr. adkins and mr. sloat and all the brave americans like them to them i say thank you. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from guam is recognized. mr. bordallo: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 3304, introduced by my friend and my colleague, mr. deutch from florida. h.r. 3304 authorized the president -- authorizes the president of the united s
affects all races, religion and economic group. i am working along with my friend, jim costa, of the victims rights caucus, to make sure that congress deals with this issue, not just october, but every month of the year. domestic violence is never the fault of the victim. it's the fault of the perpetrator. mr. speaker, you never hurt somebody you claim you love. and that's just the way it is. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? -- the gentlewoman, i'm sorry. ms. kaptur: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to include extraneous material into the record. mr. speaker, it's with gratitude but with heavy heart that i on behalf of the people of the united states and our region of ohio in particular extend deepest sympathy to the people of poland on the passing of ex-premiere of poland. during his exceptional and transformative life, he played a will the gentleman yielding role in ushering the first era of liberty that poland had been afforded in modern history. poland has assumed a pivotal
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